eltelatron

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    Clubswan 125

    Fingers crossed it can still keep the original ethos. I imagined it being a larger / development of the Leopard style, could be cruised if really wished for, but would also be able to stay ahead of weather systems on ocean crossings!
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    Clubswan 125

    Did anything ever come of this?
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    what is it?

    Looks like an updated version of 'Spectre' the frers 60
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    i thought the Carrington boat was maybe the Mapfre one before they hit pause?
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    Poor thing...

    I stand corrected, thanks for the clarification.
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    Poor thing...

    ABN 1 was the kids boat, they launched this first and sailed across to Newport with the main team onboard, then built ABN 2 as a refinement of boat 1. ABN 2 was then sailed by the main team and called black betty, with the initial boat then being passed to the kids. ABN1 was very marginally faster in certain conditions, but a hell of a lot harder to control. After ABN 2 was rebranded delta Lloyd etc, it was sold to Turkish owners and sailed from Ireland towards Turkey, with the cradles dismantled and stored 'downstairs' for the trip. It ended up being impounded in Greece for a short while en route as well last I heard...
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    Most egregious cheats?

    There was the blue swan 60 OD that conveniently used to fill the park avenue boom with water when it was time to weigh in. Claiming it must have gotten in through rain water when it started to spill out! Also kept the facade of an interior with nothing behind the face plates on any appliance.
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    Singlehanding My Wally 100

    I will take one as well then! Just confirming, those 6 digits are including the ones after the decimal point?
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    Superyacht A mast issues....

    Looks like they could do with an auto feathering mechanism... or it may have malfunctioned! Either way it's fucking terrifying. Those rigs are about 90m tall for reference (approx 300ft for those stateside).
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    Tornado in Westhaven Marina (NZ)

    Does anyone know the name of the big sloop that was laid flat?
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    Recommended splicing guides

    I am heading off cruising for two weeks around west Scotland and plan to catch up on some badly needed ropework maintenance, mostly cosmetic. I was just wondering if anyone could recommend any splicing guides available for download online? I have found a few, new england ropes guide etc, but was hoping to unearth a few other gems as well?
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    Recommended splicing guides

    Thanks mgs, I will have a look at those now.
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    Team UK

    Have the just lost Iain Jensen and Luke Parkinson to SailGPJapan? Or have they been allowed to work with both?
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    what is it?

    Eagle Class 53...